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Applying For Adding A New Category (Based On Exchanging License)

This service enables you to apply for adding a new license category based on exchanging a driving license with exceptions to certain nationalities (Check the table in Terms and Conditions).

Disclaimer

Reference to the UAE Cabinet Decision (30) of 2017 on traffic and traffic safety services, the fees of driving licenses and vehicles are changed. For more information please visit https://www.rta.ae/links/lic-updates.pdf or contact RTA call centre on the following number: 8009090.

Eligibility

Individual customers, citizens and residents, are eligible to apply for this service.

Required documents

  1. Original driving license from the exception countries
  2. Original Emirates ID
  3. Eye results test based on category (electronic eye test)
  4. No Objection Certificate (NOC) from sponsor for residents, with the exception of the 66 professions
  5. Letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for diplomats.

Judge

Shipmaster

Prosecutor

Noukhaza

Lawyer

Pharmacist

Consultant

Nurse

Legalist

Military personnel

Doctor/General practitioner

Imam

Doctor

Orator

Surgeon

Daiah

Specialist

Speaker

Advisor

Mufti

Specialist

Marriage official

Expert

Muezzin

Professor

Reciter

Teacher

Historian

Instructor

Journalist

Trainer

Editor

Guide

Director

Lecturer

Producer

Engineer

Commentator

Contractor

Anchor

Investor

Program planner

Owner of land or property

Sports referee

Trader

Sports player

Businessman

Accountant

Free business

Financial analyst/researcher

Owner or partner of a business/establishment

Economic analyst/researcher

Auctioneer

Geologist

Broker

Tour guide

Commercial agent

Auditor

Manager

Computer programmer

Pilot

Writer

Hostess

Storekeeper

Captain

Treasurer

Note: Customers with visas issued by other emirates and who have personal sponsorships cannot add a category.

Output

New driving license with added category.

Service fees

  • 200 AED
  • +20 AED knowledge and innovation fees.

Validity

Depends on the remaining validity period of the previous permit.

Average processing time

1 visit to the Customer Happiness Centres.

Ways to apply

Process

Through centres:

  • The customer submits the required documents at the centre
  • The customer adds the requested category
  • The customer is required to settle the fees of the service
  • The customer receives the license with the new categories directly from the centre.

Terms and conditions


  • The customer must be present in person
  • The company must have a branch in Dubai in case the visa is issued in another emirate. The customer must work for this company.
  • The nationality of the customer must be from one of the exception countries, and the license should be issued in one of the said countries.
  • The customer must pass the eye test according to the requested category.

Table of exception countries



GCC countries

Saudi Arabia

Qatar

Amman

Bahrain

Kuwait









European countries

Germany

Italy

Switzerland

Poland

Slovakia

Finland

Bulgaria

Spain

Netherlands

Greece

Sweden

Belgium

Ireland

Turkey

Denmark

Portugal

Austria

France

Britain

Norway

Romania

Luxembourg

Northern American countries

United States of America

Canada




East Asian countries

Japan

Australia

Singapore

People's Republic of China

South Korea

New Zealand

Hong Kong

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